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Thu
22
Aug

Does marijuana work better than sleeping pills for insomnia?

One of the most common home-remedy uses for cannabis is as a natural sleep aid or cure for insomnia. There is no shortage of discussion on the matter—pitting the power of Cannabis sativa against that of C. indica, weighting the virtues of eating versus smoking, and calibrating the optimal balance between THC and CBD. Much of this speculation is impassioned, some if it is persuasive, and all of it is anecdotal.

Thu
22
Aug

Seven most important cannabis compounds

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. These compounds interact with the endocannabinoid system in the human body, which regulates various psychological processes, including pain, inflammation, appetite, learning and emotions.

There are over 100 different cannabis compounds, we bring you top seven that everyone is talking about.

Wed
21
Aug

Do People Move To Access Legal Marijuana? Yes — Meet 'Medical Refugees'

It's not uncommon to hear anecdotal stories of individuals or families who must move for medical reasons — specifically, access to medical cannabis. Some of these cases draw considerable media attention, like that of Yvonne Cahalane, the Irish mother who moved to Colorado for her then-2-year-old son, who suffers from a seizure disorder called Dravet syndrome, according to the United Kingdom newspaper The Guardian. 

Wed
21
Aug

Thai State hospitals have started distributing cannabis oils

Bottles of cannabis oils are now stocked up and ready to go in Thailand’s state hospitals.

The medical institutions received 4,500 bottles of marijuana extract--each filled with 5 milliliters of the substance--on Aug. 7 and have started to distribute them, announced Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Chanvirakul on Friday, according Coconuts.

Wed
21
Aug

$2 Million going to cannabis cancer research in Israel

A cannabis-based treatment for cancer may finally be on the horizon, thanks to the research of none-other-than Professor Raphael Mechoulam.

Mechoulam is leading a research team to work on developing cannabis-based treatments for three aggressive forms of cancer: melanoma (skin cancer), neuroblastoma (cancer originating in the surrounding and mostly neural system in children), and glaublastoma (brain cancer).

Tue
20
Aug

The potential of CBD and cannabis within the anxiety and autism community

With the stigma of cannabis fading by the day, more families are exploring treatments that are more accessible and less pharmaceutical.

The autism community is (literally) buzzing over several recent studies showing that cannabis and CBD-based products may help those on the spectrum, alleviating symptoms, and creating a much better quality of life.

Tue
20
Aug

Louisiana medical cannabis program 5,000 strong so far

Louisiana pharmacies aren’t reporting marijuana shortages or other problems two weeks after patients began receiving the drug for medical use.

Those were the reports Monday from state regulatory officials at a meeting to update therapeutic cannabis supporters about the progress of Louisiana’s program.

John Davis is the leader of GB Sciences Louisiana, one of two state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers. Davis told the panel Louisiana has about 5,000 medical marijuana patients so far.

Louisiana became the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana on Aug. 6, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to therapeutic cannabis.

Tue
20
Aug

Missouri receives over 2,100 medical cannabis facility applications

The medical marijuana facility application period closed at 4:30 p.m. today, and the Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) received approximately 2,100 applications by the extended deadline. The application system received over 1,200 applications in the last three days, including over 800 applications in the last 24 hours. Applications are from those hoping to obtain licenses from DHSS for cultivation, dispensary, manufacturing, testing laboratory and transportation facilities for the state’s medical marijuana program. A final, official count of applications received will be available tomorrow.

Tue
20
Aug

Medical marijuana is coming to Northern Virginia next year

Northern Virginia’s first medical marijuana facility Dalisto will open its doors in Manassas next year.

While cultivation centers and dispensaries are completely separate in DC and Maryland, Virginia sites like Dalisto will house every step of the medical cannabis process from seed to sale under a single roof.

Tue
20
Aug

The link between cannabis and autoimmune diseases

Scientific evidence regarding the role of the endocannabinoid system in the treatment of autoimmune diseases is just emerging, but cannabis seems to be a viable treatment. 

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